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West Sumatra wildlife agency rescues trapped Asian golden cat in Agam regency

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 19, 2020   /   08:23 am
West Sumatra wildlife agency rescues trapped Asian golden cat in Agam regency An Asian golden cat gazes forth at a zoo in Thailand. (Shutterstock/Signature Message)

The Bukittinggi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Bukittinggi) has rescued an Asian golden cat from a boar trap at a plantation in Kamang Mudiak village in Agam regency, West Sumatra.

The medium-sized wild cat, a rare species, sustained an injury on the front side of its left leg.

BKSDA Bukittinggi head Vera Chiko said he received a report from a local who found the trapped animal in a field. His team immediately went to the location to rescue the cat.

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“The location where the cat was trapped is far from the local’s residence. The animal is currently receiving treatment at a vet clinic in Bukittinggi Zoo,” Chiko said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.

Chiko said the 4-year-old male cat had been trapped for two days prior to being saved.

“The locals said that the trap had been installed two days ago. They also stated that golden cats were commonly found in the area,” Chiko added. (dpk)